So half term is here and its raining. How predictable. Time for some rainy day play at Essex HQ.

Top of my rainy day play list are cooking, craft and building forts. Actually top of my rainy day play list is cooking, and then eating our wares in the fort we built while the food was in the oven. Everyone loves an indoor picnic.

Rainy Day Play – 5 Things To Do In An Indoor Fort

Have a picnic – Indoor picnics are almost as good as outdoor ones. You may not have the sunshine and fresh air, but there are no bugs, wasps and naughty little ducks trying to steel your food. Set up a blanket in the fort and serve some picnic style food for lunch. Great way to brighten up a rainy day.

Read your books – This is perfect if you have older and younger ones. We build a fort in Scarlett’s room where she can do her reading away from little O. She loves having a grown up space and O enjoys having a little one on one time with Mummy during the holidays.

Hide from monsters – This is a personal favorite rainy day play in our house. We all hid in the fort, staying as quiet as possible listening out for noises that may mean the monsters are coming . (this works great on binman day – lots of scary noises outside)

Make a Secret Club – Inspired my Suzy Sheep and Peppa Pig, having a secret club is big news in our house right now. Set a password (anything borderline rude is will be a huge hit – smelly bum-bum maybe) and then this must be used to get in and out of the fort. Simple, family fun.

Have a nap – after all that rainy day play you may have some tired little lovelies on your hands. You never know, they may even fall asleep.


Rainy Day Play – Britain’s Best Fort Competition

If you do built a fort as part of you rainy day play this half term then make sure you check out this great competition by The Furniture Market. Simply post a picture of your fort to thier Facebook wall, tweet the photo to @marketfurniture using the hashtag #blanketfortcomp or upload your entry to Instagram and tag @thefurnituremarket. They’ll then publish the picture onto thier Fort Building Facebook album, Pinterest board and Instagram account – then it’s your job to get your friends and followers sharing for a chance to win great prizes such as love2shop vouchers up to the value of £100. Good Luck.

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